THE ZANZIBAR EXPERIENCE
OLD STONE TOWN
The unique architectural buildings with the inherited cultural and history of the Arab, Indian, Persian and European that provide living evidence of a rich cultural heritage where history appears to stand still. The following are what to see in Old stone town; Tip-Tip House, Kelele Square, Old British Consulate, Orphanage Home, Old Fort, Forodhani Gardens, House of Wonders, Sultan Palace (now a Museum),Old Dispensary, Old Harbor, Town Market, Slave Market, National Museum of Zanzibar, High Court Building, Slave Chambers, Old German Consulate and Africa House (former English Club).
DHOW SUNSET CRUISE
Escape the bustle of the city and sail through the clear coastal waters of Tanzania on this magical sunset cruise from Stone Town. On this 2-hours cruise, just relax, enjoy the warm breeze and the beauty of the African shoreline. This 2-hours cruise from Stone Town takes you on a relaxing sea-adventure. After you cast-off, the bustling sounds from Stone Town will fade into the distance. As you get comfortable on the dhow, staff will fill your glass with beer, wine, or soda. You are encouraged to take in the romance and beauty of Africa as you drift along the coast. This sunset cruise features a water-side tour of Stone Town from a local guide. As you cruise across the water, your guide will do his best to answer any questions you have about Zanzibar. As the sun sets and you drift back toward Stone Town, you can enjoy the fantastic sunset that changes the sky from pink and blue to magnificent shades of gold.
It’s one of the most exciting tours in Zanzibar. The tour offers you a chance to swim with dolphins in their natural environment. Activities to enjoy here are snorkelling and spotting different kinds of beautiful fish.
Discover why Zanzibar is referred as the land of spices! This half-day tour offers a look at small farms in the rural area that grow cloves, vanilla, nutmeg, cardamom and other spices, medicinal and ornamental plants, you will be amazed to discover things like the second most expensive spice in the world, the heaviest fruit in the world, queen of all spices and the secret of ginger as well as to taste different fruits. 2 to 3 hours is the approximate time for the tour.
It’s the only national park found in Zanzibar. The park is famous for Red Colobus Monkey, the rare species which is endemic to Zanzibar. The forest accommodates variety of tree species, mangrove swamp being one of them as the home to few unique species like Sykes monkey, bush babies and over 50 butterfly and 40 species of birds.
The historic small Prison Island lies about 30 minutes by boat from Stone town. The island was introduced by British first minister of Zanzibar Lloyd Mathews in 1893. The island is the home for Giant tortoise that have more than 190 years old you can enjoy different activities such as swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling.